DIY Sharpie-fied Nails.
Here’s a little tutorial on how you can use a trusty Sharpie (permanent ink marker) for fun nail art! The trick is to practice the design or doodle you intend to draw on your nails using both of your hands. If you can have a friend draw on your claws, well and good, but for people who like selfy nail art (like me!), practice makes perfect. Here’s how you can create the look I just did:
1) Choose two polish colors and paint the lighter colored one on half of your nail (don’t forget your base coat, by the way).
2) Coat the darker color on the other side; it’s fine if it’s not perfectly straight since you’ll draw on top of it!
3) While waiting for my nails to completely dry, I practiced some squiggles on a paper using both thin and thick Sharpie tips. I’m left handed, so I had to practice using my right hand to draw in designs.
4) Carefully doodle on your nail, then wait for the ink to completely dry before adding a top coat (if you don’t, you’ll smudge the Sharpie doodle and ruin your nails!). I found doing this sort of zig zaggy Ikat-like design easy to draw with both hands since it allows for messy squiggles.
I’d love to draw some hearts, stars, and other cutesy things next, but then I’ll need to practice being right-handed for it too!